Bernard Eckey introduces his new book
This 4th edition is now the all-encompassing book on advanced soaring. New topics have been included, the structure of the book was changed, the page layout and graphics were much improved, the text has been revised or extended throughout, and the quality of many new photographs is simply spectacular – all courtesy of my editor, who until recently was the 35-year editor of the Canadian gliding magazine, Free Flight. learn more
ASG 29 pilot wins in the 18m class
A great success at the UK Nationals 2016: Brian Birlison wins the 18m class at the competition in Tibenham for the first time. Another four ASG 29 pilots were in the top ten.
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Brian Birlison has been flying gliders since he was 13 years old, and has been instructing others to learn to fly since he was 20. learn more
Hans Jürgen Schmacht and Michael Petzold win the qualification competition in Lachen-Speyerdorf (D)
Superb placings achieved by the ASG 32 Mi pilots at the qualification competition 2016 in Lachen-Speyerdorf (Germany). After 7 competition days, Hans Jürgen Schmacht and his 17 year old copilot Samuel Gries won the 20m two-seater class. On two days he placed first and on the other days he also achieved good placings, so that he had a good cushion of points at the end of the competition.
Michael Petzold is the champion of the 18m class. He also was the winner on two days and led the field from the fourth day in his ASG 29 E. learn more
Places 1 - 5 go to ASG 29 pilots
Tomasz Dul in his ASG 29 E placed first in the 18m class at the 21. Heidepokal 2016 in Roitzschjora after four competition days, followed by Mark Leeuwenburgh, Oliver Springer, Sebastian Nägel and Christoph Danders.
In the Club class Holger Wendt placed second in his ASW 15 B.
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Hans-Martin Tronnier and Werner Rodi win the Qualification competition – photo gallery
During most of the morning briefings at the 2016 Qualification competition at Rotenburg/Wümme the meteorologist stated that “it will remain difficult”. Often the small weather windows did not permit larger tasks or forced the organizers to cancel the task after everyone had assembled on the grid. In the end only three valid days were flown.
The pilots competed in three classes for the right to fly in the German Nationals next year. learn more
Praise and thanks for our senior company head
During the company holidays we were able to congratulate our senior company head Edgar Kremer on his 80th birthday which he celebrated in the best of health. Many invited guests from within the circle of his family, friends, acquaintances, coworkers and gliding clubs attended this happy event. learn more
Jan Omsels, Jerzy Szemplinski and Matthias Sturm
The last three FAI Sailplane Grand Prix before the final in South Africa were also very successful for ASG 29 pilots.
Consequently, the German pilot Jan Omsels secured victory at the Grand Prix at Bicester in England.
In the USA (Iona), Jerzy Szemplinski (Canada) placed first.
At the last qualifications this year in Musbach (D), Matthias Sturm (Germany) dominated in his ASG 29.
Navas, Caillard and Hersen also on the podium
ASG 29 pilot Denis Guerin is the new French 18m class champion. He won the title against a strong group of competitors with a total of 3 daily wins and high placings on the other days.
Gilles Navas placed third in the same class with his ASG 29 E. In total, eight ASG 29 pilots finished in the top ten. learn more